Brussels – a quirky, offbeat capital

Brussels is the capital of Belgium, the capital of Europe, and a city of culture and gentle hedonism. Surrounding the city’s major set piece, the Grand'Place, a visitor to Brussels will find the finest restaurants, endearing bars, some of the world’s finest works of art, and astounding architecture. However, the vibe here is laissez-faire; so relax, go with the flow and let Brussels slowly soak into your spirit.

A booth at Le Vieux Marché (flea market)

Le Vieux Marché

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Le Vieux Marché

Notable flea market

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If you like a good rummage, get yourself down to the Le Vieux Marché (flea market). From cracked pots and furniture to rugs and paintings you’re bound to find some sort of bargain in this fabulous flea market.

There’s even a stall that sells spare chandelier parts. When you need a break from browsing, try one of the many traditional cafés around the square.

Le Vieux Marché
Place du Jeu de Balle, Brussels
Website
www.marcheauxpuces.org
Hours
6am-2pm daily